Coronary Heart Disease (CHD): Prevention
(CHD) is a disease in which a waxy substance called builds up inside the . These arteries supply -rich to your .
Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Taking action to control your risk factors can help prevent or delay (CHD). Your risk for CHD increases with the number of risk factors you have.
One step you can take is to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Following a healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
A healthy diet includes a variety of vegetables and fruits. It also includes whole grains, -free or low-fat dairy products, and foods, such as lean meats, poultry without , seafood, processed soy products, nuts, seeds, and beans and peas.
A healthy diet is low in sodium (salt), added , solid , and refined grains. Solid fats are and . Refined grains come from processing whole grains, which results in a loss of (such as ).
The National , Lung, and Institute’s (NHLBI’s) and